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From the Ted Talk by Dan Pallotta: The dream we haven't dared to dream

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Well, that's just the price of progress, we say. You can go to the Moon or you can have salttbiiy in your family life. And we can't conceive of dreaming in both dimensions at the same time. And we don't set the bar much higher than stability when it comes to our enoiaotml life. Which is why our toonhcelgy for talking to one another has gone vcatierl, our ability to listen and understand one another has gone nowhere. Our access to information is through the roof, our acsecs to joy, grounded. But this idea, that our present and our future are mutually exclusive, that to fulfill our potential for doing we have to surrender our profound potential for being, that the number of ttirsanosrs on a circuit can be doubled and doubled, but our capacity for compassion and humantiy and serenity and love is somehow ltiimed is a false and suffocating choice.

Open Cloze

Well, that's just the price of progress, we say. You can go to the Moon or you can have _________ in your family life. And we can't conceive of dreaming in both dimensions at the same time. And we don't set the bar much higher than stability when it comes to our _________ life. Which is why our __________ for talking to one another has gone ________, our ability to listen and understand one another has gone nowhere. Our access to information is through the roof, our ______ to joy, grounded. But this idea, that our present and our future are mutually exclusive, that to fulfill our potential for doing we have to surrender our profound potential for being, that the number of ___________ on a circuit can be doubled and doubled, but our capacity for compassion and ________ and serenity and love is somehow _______ is a false and suffocating choice.

Solution

  1. access
  2. technology
  3. limited
  4. transistors
  5. humanity
  6. vertical
  7. stability
  8. emotional

Original Text

Well, that's just the price of progress, we say. You can go to the Moon or you can have stability in your family life. And we can't conceive of dreaming in both dimensions at the same time. And we don't set the bar much higher than stability when it comes to our emotional life. Which is why our technology for talking to one another has gone vertical, our ability to listen and understand one another has gone nowhere. Our access to information is through the roof, our access to joy, grounded. But this idea, that our present and our future are mutually exclusive, that to fulfill our potential for doing we have to surrender our profound potential for being, that the number of transistors on a circuit can be doubled and doubled, but our capacity for compassion and humanity and serenity and love is somehow limited is a false and suffocating choice.

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Important Words

  1. ability
  2. access
  3. bar
  4. capacity
  5. choice
  6. circuit
  7. compassion
  8. conceive
  9. dimensions
  10. doubled
  11. dreaming
  12. emotional
  13. exclusive
  14. false
  15. family
  16. fulfill
  17. future
  18. grounded
  19. higher
  20. humanity
  21. idea
  22. information
  23. joy
  24. life
  25. limited
  26. listen
  27. love
  28. moon
  29. mutually
  30. number
  31. potential
  32. present
  33. price
  34. profound
  35. progress
  36. roof
  37. serenity
  38. set
  39. stability
  40. suffocating
  41. surrender
  42. talking
  43. technology
  44. time
  45. transistors
  46. understand
  47. vertical